Some helpful numbers for calculating how quickly you can complete the Spanish course (From Reddit)
(I posted this on Reddit last night, but I figured I'd get more feedback from folks further in the tree here.)
I was trying to figure out how much work a day I wanted to put into Duo Lingo, and there wasn't a readily available resource with the number of lessons in total, or any sort of "time to completion" table available, so I made one myself.
Useful facts: There are 317 (319 with bonus skills) lessons in the Spanish tree, which means 3170 EXP to complete the tree.
Note: I obviously can't account for bonus exp for keeping hearts through the lessons, so the estimates in the below table are based on only the "base" exp (10) awarded for each lesson. You could alternatively make a table with the number of lessons you'd need to do a day, but EXP is convenient because it allows EXP/Day that isn't a multiple of 10. The "minutes per day" column is based on a rough 10 minutes per lesson estimate, which is a decent estimate for bar napkin excel work.
Beyond the number of days to complete at each given average EXP/day rate, I also assumed people wouldn't just do new lessons. Instead, people often do a split of old/new material, and so the last two columns assume 60/40% new/old and 80/20% new/old splits.
http://imgur.com/Tg5FS20 (Doing tables on the forum here looks like a pita, sorry to have to link).
Hopefully this is helpful to folks in planning their Duo Lingo! Let me know if I made any mistakes, or if I can add something else to make this more useful.
I'd really, really like some feedback from folks further in the tree on where things start to take more than 10 minutes a lesson, so that I can make this more accurate.
PS: I'm planning to do the 50 EXP a day, 60/40 split- anyone care to join me?
i dont know if this helps you at all but i am currently at 4,653 xp level 12 & have completed 50 skills in 40 days. at the beginning of the tree I did mostly new skills & only practiced when my skills were not golden. now that I'm a little further along & the lessons are more complicated I do about 1-2 new lessons per day(not even a whole skill just lessons) & the rest all practice to help cement the material. it will probably take me a long time to complete the tree at the rate I'm going now but I figure I'm not in a race :) & I really want to remember the material. oh & I have not kept track of exactly how much xp per day but I would say I spend about an hr a day on duolingo
I've finished the tree, and these are the three skills that gave me the most "trouble": Verbs: Subjunctive Past (V. Sub. P.) can be hard, so that one may take more than ten minutes (just one lesson, but it is a doozy). Verbs: Haber is difficult if you do not keep the forms straight. Verbs: Subjunctive/Imperative (V. Sub/Imp) is a little easier...once the imperative forms are learned (conjugation-wise), you should be good to go.
Interesting. Based on the XP required to level up chart (put together by user olimo):
(level - points to next level - points by the end of the level):
9 - 600 → 2,250
10 - 750 → 3,000
11 - 900 → 3,900
12 - 1,000 → 4,900
The earliest level you could complete your tree by would be level 11.
Andy, I am sure this isn't much help to your statistics, but it took me 10 months to do the Spanish tree, and I think I finished at Level 14 or 15. But I started with an extreme low knowledge of Spanish, so I couldn't test out of many levels at all.
I don't know if this is weird but i do 10 skills per day and the next day i review them to make sure they don't decay. Is this alright?